Kartik Vijay ISC, started his journey with a BFA in Applied arts and quickly graduated to Cinematography from The Los Angeles Film School.
With over 400 advertising commercials, 9 feature films and multiple shorts including Moon Molson’s ‘The Bravest, The Boldest’ that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2014, he has worked on films that have snagged honours at some leading festivals including the Cannes Lions for advertising.
His feature, ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, was showcased at ‘EnergaCamerimage 2020’ which is considered to be the premier festival for Cinematography in the world. It also premiered at The 2019 Busan International Film Festival and at ‘The Golden Horse Film Festival 2019’, where it got 9 nominations, including ‘Best Cinematography’.
His other feature, ‘Manto’, premiered at Cannes 2018 in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section.
His international work includes, Tom Lin’s ‘The Garden of Evening Mists’, Wei-Hao Cheng’s ‘Ji Hun (The Soul)’ and Pratibha Parmar’s ‘My Name’s Andrea’ (in post-production).
In India, his work includes Dibakar Banerjee’s ‘OyeLucky! Lucky Oye!’, Vishal Bhardwaj’s ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’, Nandita Das’s ‘Manto’ and Sooni Taraporevala’s ‘Yeh Ballet’.
He currently lives in Bombay, India.